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Fenerbahçe Beko: 85 - Anadolu Efes: 76

We were the guests of Fenerbahçe Beko in the first match of the ING Basketball Super League play-off final and we were defeated 76-85. The first half of the match, played at Ülker Sports and Event Hall, ended with a tie of 37-37.

After this result, the series came to 0-1. The second match of the series will be played on Thursday, June 9 at Ülker Sports and Event Hall.

While our team started with Larkin, Buğrahan, Elijah, Singleton and Pleiss starting five, our first basket came from Singleton and the score was 2-5 in the second minute. With seven points from Buğrahan, we were leading 9-7 in the fourth minute. After Singleton and Pleiss' points in the paint area, Erten scored three points and leveled the score in the eighth minute: 16-16. We scored two more points each with Elijah and Dunston in the remaining part and we were ahead 20-18 in the first 10 minutes of the game. When the score was 20-24 in the first 2:15 minutes of the second quarter, coach Ergin Ataman took a time-out. We brought the score to 22-24 with Buğrahan on the return from the timeout. Elijah scored a three-pointer after Larkin's only hit from the foul line, bringing the score to 26-29 in the 16th minute. With Larkin and Pleiss's points, our team was trailing 33-37 in the last minute of the half, while Singleton and Elijah contributed to the score in the remaining time, and the first half of the match ended 37-37.

Our first field goal in the second half came from Dunston, and we were behind 39-40 in the 22nd minute. In this section, we had good hits with Beaubois and with 10 points by our successful player, the score came to 49-55 in the 27th minute. After Pleiss' stylish dunk, Beaubois hit another lay-up and we were trailing 53-59 in the last 10 minutes of the game. We started the final period with Beaubois's three pointer and ended with a score of 56-62 in the 31st minute. After three points scored by Pleiss in an and-one position, the score was 61-68 at 33:30 with Larkin's layup. With points from Elijah and Dunston, we entered the 37th minute 70-79 behind. Having scored two hits with Erten and one with Elijah on the foul line, our team was behind 73-81 in the 38th minute, and Beaubois scored three points in the remaining section and we were defeated 76-85.

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Anadolu Efes Player Statistics
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F FR EFFP
0 Shane D. Larkin 28:48 8 1 / 1 %100,00 1 / 4 %25,00 3 / 4 %75,00 0 3 3 4 0 5 0 2 0 6
1 Rodrigue Beaubois 20:30 20 3 / 4 %75,00 4 / 9 %44,44 2 / 2 %100,00 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 18
2 Chris Singleton 30:39 6 3 / 5 %60,00 0 / 3 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 7
3 Yiğitcan Saybir 07:01 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
4 Doğuş Balbay 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Elijah Bryant 28:37 13 1 / 3 %33,33 2 / 4 %50,00 5 / 6 %83,33 2 1 3 1 3 5 0 4 0 10
10 Ömercan İlyasoğlu 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Erten Gazi 09:44 5 0 / 0 %0,00 1 / 2 %50,00 2 / 2 %100,00 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
15 Egemen Güven 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Buğrahan Tuncer 31:25 9 1 / 4 %25,00 2 / 6 %33,33 1 / 1 %100,00 1 1 2 8 2 2 0 1 0 12
21 Tibor Pleiss 24:19 9 2 / 4 %50,00 0 / 1 %0,00 5 / 5 %100,00 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 11
42 Bryant Dunston 18:57 6 3 / 3 %100,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 6
  TOPLAM   76 14 / 24 %58,33 10 / 29 %34,48 18 / 20 %90,00 9 12 21 16 8 17 1 19 0 74